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25th Anniversary Tour de France

Click here to Access the Application for the 25th Anniversary Tour de France

Dear GNOYO members, parents, alumni and friends we are delighted to present the 25th Anniversary tour de France.

The anticipated tour dates

June 29th to July 16th, 2020.
              

Tentative Itinerary: Along with the Riviera International Massive Music Festival which GNOYO will be part of, there are 8 other tentative concerts on the tour this is subject to change as other cities are expressing interest in hosting us.

June 30th attend performance in the City of Nice  (Beethoven 9th Symphony in celebration of his 250Th)

July 1st 6:00pm performance in the City of Grasse or

the City of Vence TBD


July 2nd 3:00pm visit the City of Saint-Tropez

July 2nd 6:00pm performance in the City of Draguignan (Auditorium)

July 3rd 6:00pm visit the City of Fréjus

(Cloitre of the Cathedrale)

July 3rd 7:00pm performance in the City of Fréjus

(Cloitre of the Cathedrale)

July 4th 3:00pm visit the City of Cannes

(Palais des Festivals)

July 4th 8:00pm performance in

the City of Cannes Orchestras or

July 4th 6:00pm performance in the City of Saint-Raphaël (Basilique) TBD

July 5th 3:00pm visit the City of Nice

(Promenade des Anglais)

July 5th 8:00pm performance in the City of Nice

July 6th 11:00am Opening of

the Riviera International Massive Music Festival

July 6th 3:00pm visit the Bonaparte Garden in Saint-Raphaël

July 6th 6:00pm visit the Abbaye du Thoronet

July 6th 7:00pm performance at the Abbaye du Thoronet

July 7th 3:00pm visit the City of Nice (Vieux Nice)

July 7th 8:00pm performance in the City of Saint Laurent du Var

July 8th to July 12th Concerts and

activities will take place in the palace of congress

of Saint-Raphaël during the Riviera Massive Music Festival

July 12th 8:00pm performance in the City of Saint Raphaël

July 13th 3:00pm visit the City of Mouans-Sartoux 

(Chateau de Mouans-Sartoux)

July 13th 6:00pm performance in the City of Mouans-Sartoux

July 14th 3:00pm visit the city of Monaco

July 14th 6:00pm visit the city of Broc (In the Alps)

GNOYO tour philosophy

(Educational, Life changing and Community building)

Touring background and philosophy

Touring has become a traditional part of the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras experience since its Carnegie Hall debut in 2009.  Many of GNOYO orchestras have had exchange experiences with other youth orchestras, or played concerts in cities away from home. The Symphony, as standard bearer of our youth orchestral organization, has been heard internationally with resounding response and success.

The key objectives of touring (stated below) will remain constant, while each tour’s destination will contribute additional reasons for that particular tour. The expectations among our talent pool of young musicians that a tour will ideally take place every other year or when suitable opportunity and occasion presents itself this will contribute to recruitment and retention. Tours are an important extension of their students’ musical education, a valuable milestone in their growth towards a wider view of the world. Often the volunteer aspects of tour planning, coupled with opportunities to be a chaperone, contribute to the creation of a core group of people who remain active supporters long after a tour has ended.

The Symphony, as an orchestra, benefits during a tour year, as the increased number of concerts contributes to a level of quality. Audiences attending tour concerts are often the most enthusiastic the orchestra has ever played for, inspiring a level of performance which may surprise even the musicians themselves.

Performing either in a city where our musical culture was born and lives on in the very fabric of daily life, or where it is an exotic luxury and the stuff of dreams, contributes to a profound experience for members of the orchestra, one which could not be gained at home. Each concert becomes important in a deeply personal way Music as an international language becomes very real.

The orchestra comes home eager to share what it has gained through music. Returning musicians form an experienced core in the ensemble. They have become friends who contribute to student leadership and model commitment to practice and rehearsal. They have a new understanding of where this hard work can lead.

Like an athletic team, members of the orchestra have learned to extend themselves in order to hold up their section, their part of the whole. In setting new goals for themselves, and in raising their expectations for the fellow players, they create the intangible pride, excitement and spirit of the music.

The audition process for

non Symphony members and Alums.

Fill out application and submit a 1 minute audition performing portion of a piece that best display your ability on your instrument only video format will be accepted to musicdirector@gnoyo.org deadline October 25, 2019. Result notifications will take place by Monday October 28, 2019.

Cost

The Package will include airfare, motor coach transportation, hotels, breakfasts, lunch and   dinners.  Plans include sightseeing, educational master-classes, workshops, initiation to archery,      artistic fencing, 8 tour performances and 16 festival performances.  We will have a parent   fundraising group working on earning some of these funds necessary for each student’s       participation.  Additional spending money estimate is $15-$20 per day for incidentals.

Deposit

A non-refundable $250 security deposit per member is required by October 30, 2019 for us to proceed with our tour plan. We have a very limited 100 seats reserved. Parents are welcome to join us on the tour.

Individual non-refundable deposit of $250.00 

due by Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Individual deposit of $625.00 per person 

due by Saturday, November 30, 2019

Individual deposit of $625.00 per person 

due by Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Individual deposit of $500.00 per person  

due by Friday, January 31, 2020

Individual deposit of $500.00 per person    

due by Saturday, February 29, 2020

Individual deposit of $500.00 per person    

due by Saturday, March 28, 2020

Individual deposit of $500.00 per person    

due by Saturday, April 25, 2020

Payments can be made via checks or card at http://gnoyo.org/custom-payments/

Alumni invitation process

The GNOYO has a long tradition of excellence which is set by the standards of its great alums. Therefore All GNOYO Alums are invited to participate with a two packages offer.

1. Travel with us from New Orleans-Package one is $3500

2. Meet us in France, rehearse and perform with us at Carnegie Hall and all the activities listed above in New York- Package two is $2500

Fundraising

On Going Fundraising efforts

1. Through identifying sponsors email gnoyo@gnoyo.org with any potential sponsors contact info…

2. Through Individual donors (Donate Now)

3. Through Students Performances (Solo, Chamber groups and Large ensemble available for hire at various events) email gnoyo@gnoyo.org with any request

Questions? Comments! Suggestions…

Please email us at gnoyo.org

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Click here to Access the Application for the 25th Anniversary Tour de France

Let’s Have a Great 25th Anniversary Tour!